North Texas Longhorns District Tournament
2019 — TX/US
North Texas Longhorns District Qualifier
for the 2019 National Tournament
Big Questions Debate
We invite the member schools of the North Texas Longhorn NSDA District to participate in the second Big Questions debate competition. The winner of the competition will qualify for the national speech and debate tournament in Dallas, TX. The paragraphs below should help schools prepare and compete in the tournament.
The topic that will be debated is:
Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.
DATE AND LOCATION
The Big Questions debate tournament will take place at Flower Mound High School located at 3411 Peters Colony Road Flower Mound 75022. You may use that address on any search engine to find directions to the location. The date of the competition will be Friday, April 5.
We will begin the day with registration and check in at 4:00 pm. Mandatory judge training will take place at that time. Because of the time constraints, we will single flight the competition. You may find the format for the debates on the NSDA website. Preliminary rounds will begin no later than 4:30 pm. We will have three rounds of preliminary competition at 4:15pm; 5:15pm; 6:30pm. An appropriate elimination round will follow at 7:45pm with subsequent rounds to follow.
Dinner will be the responsibility of individual schools. However, we will follow past practices and procedures for that meal. A member of the district committee will take orders from individual schools for pizzas that will be delivered to the school during the dinner break. The cost is nominal and we usually get a great deal. More details will be provided as we get closer to the contest.
Entry fees and judge requirements
The entry fee will be $10 per entry. Schools are expected to provide one judge for every two debaters or fraction thereof. You must provide a judge where required; we will not offer opportunities to hire judges for this event. You may not enter the tournament without providing judge(s) for your entries.
As stated earlier, the winner of this event will be eligible to compete at the NSDA national speech and debate tournament in Dallas. We strongly encourage you to enter. We look forward to seeing you on April 5.